Proven Leadership

Jeff is a Partner at Columbus Consulting and has been with Columbus Consulting for the past 12 years.  In his 25 year retail career he spent the last 12 years as a senior-level IT executive with a business focus. Retailers included Victoria’s Secret, Disney Stores, The Gap and Guitar Center (VP IT).  His responsibilities have included providing senior vision and leadership, organizational design, systems implementation, program and project management, business and application requirements gathering, and process and system design for merchandising, planning & allocation, distribution, logistics, and POS, as well as systems selection and implementation.


  • Marshall Retail Group – Program manager for MFP selection and Implementation
  • Thirty-One Gifts – Project Manager
    • Project manager/Technical SME for merchandise and financial planning system selection and implementation; managed 2.5 year project for top-down, bottom up and financial planning, including QA, UAT
  • Petco – Program Manager
    • Inventory optimization (vendor and owned brands), VMI, Process redefinition, ERP replacement review (Blue Yonder and Relex), BI Tool development
    • Several roles included Project manager for Siebel datacenter migration, Project Manager for upgrade of the Concierge project and Scrum Master/PM/SME/Tech Lead for Petco Place of the Future; selection and implementation of Content Management System.
  • Christmas Tree Shops – selection of Customer Data Platform for Marketing 
  • Starbucks – Project Manager
    • Project manager for automated store replenishment project leveraging the o9 global team
  • Essence Dispensaries – selection and implementation of Business Intelligence tool (Tableau)
  • Lucky Brand Jeans – Project Manager
    • Project manager/Technical SME for implementations of Oracle XBRi Loss Prevention, ShopperTrak traffic counting (selection and implementation)and Oracle cloud reporting as part of the cutover team from previous parent company.
  • Sam’s Club
    • Developed strategy for the implementation of a standalone Data Mart


  • Merchandise and MP&A
  • Allocation
  • Assortment Planning
  • Point of Sale System
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Management


  • Merchandise Planning
  • Allocation
  • Assortment Planning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Management
  • System Selection / Implementation
  • Project Management (Agile, Kanban)
  • Retail Consultant


  • Marshall Retail Group
  • 09 Solutions / Starbucks
  • Gap / Bamboo Rose
  • Petco
  • Lucky Brand Jeans
  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • Sam’s Club
  • WalMart

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